The 5000 dry metric tonne load of spodumene concentrate from the Altura lithium project at Pilgangoora in Western Australia's Pilbara was loaded onto the Clipper Tenacious, which was also carrying loads from two other exporters.
The vessel has left Port Hedland bound for China, where the spodumene concentrate will be delivered to Altura's offtake partner, Lionergy.
While the shipment was originally pencilled in for loading on September 15 it has only sailed due to port maintenance works running overtime.
Altura managing director James Brown said Altura was producing and exporting lithium concentrate that would become part of the lithium-ion battery revolution.
"A little bit of the Pilbara will now be found in the car, mobile phones and static storage batteries of...
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